The messy reality of personalized learning

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In another room, children rotate through learning stations, sometimes at screens, sometimes putting pencils to paper. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. If every child had a computer or iPad, she could log into a customized cyberclassroom and learn at her own pace.

A year of personalized learning: Mistakes, moving furniture and making it work

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SAN DIEGO — Vista High School principal Anthony Barela had a vivid image of what school here could look like after a $10 million grant to reimagine learning: Rolling desks and chairs, with students moving freely and talking about their work. We’re literally learning as we go along.

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All ninth graders study at the local 4-H center in this Maine district

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At the Telstar Freshman Academy in Maine, service learning is included as part of the curriculum. Bailey Fraser, 15 (left), and her stepsister Leah Kimball, 15, volunteer with Edible Bethel during their service learning block. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

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Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network.

A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature

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The next school day and a just a few floors below, Miller is in the school’s biotechnology lab where students are learning the skills they would need for a job testing specimens for the presence of amalyse, the protein enzyme that breaks down starch into sugar. HATHORNE, Mass. —

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Personalized Learning: Mistakes, Moving Furniture and Making it Work

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This story about personalized learning was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. More student control over learning. We’re literally learning as we go along,” Worthington said.

New programs find ways to foster student resilience

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The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. PedsAcademy offers kids rare opportunities for engaging, high-tech learning while they’re at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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Their changed view — and that of others who shunned Rogers and now want in — is driven by what seems to be a magic educational elixir: personalized learning. Philanthropists, state education officials, reform advocates — even charter school leaders — are examining personalized learning.

The big jobs of small-town principals

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He’s also the superintendent of the district of 225 students, as well as the maintenance director (until the school board can replace the person who quit the month prior), a substitute teacher and, once he gets his license, a fill-in bus driver.

The new movie Night School passes my test

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Among students receiving special education services, 34 percent had specific learning disabilities.”. percent of persons with a disability were employed compared to 65.7 Much of what we do in the workforce can be learned by doing, with guidance from a mentor.

In rural Maine, a university eliminates most Fs in an effort to increase graduation rates

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Related: Tipping point: Can summit put personalized learning over the top? But the University of Maine at Presque Isle (or UMPI) is one of the first public universities in the nation to use proficiency-based learning. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

Can kids get passionate about learning — and develop the persistence to follow where it leads? One school has a plan

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The third- and fourth-graders at Elm City College Prep, clad in protective goggles and facemasks, studied their preserved frogs with the seriousness of med students facing their first cadaver. Where the model pushes boundaries is in the addition of learning experiences called “expeditions.”

Reimagining failure: ‘Last-chance’ schools are the future of American high schools

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It is features like these that have helped former high school dropouts like Rocheli Burgos — and other students who have struggled in school — get a second chance at earning a diploma. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Mental health and trauma Personalized Learning Solutions

With no silver bullet, innovation abounds at this bilingual high school

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Related: A Spanish-English high school proves learning in two languages can boost graduation rates. Public displays of student learning are also natural in arts classrooms. Related: “Deeper Learning” improves student outcomes. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

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About three quarters of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in America are mainstreamed, learning alongside hearing students in schools and classes where sign-language interpreters are often in short supply. That reading deficit slows their learning in every other subject.

High school seniors reveal choices in joyous ‘signing day’ ceremony

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And in high school, Aneudy often came late to school as he juggled playing on the baseball team, babysitting his siblings, working as a cashier and studying for tough AP courses. No more personal statements or constantly nagging Ms.

A charter chain thinks it has the answer for alternative schools

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What you learn in a regular high school in a year, you could learn here in six months.”. What you learn in a regular high school in a year, you could learn here in six months.” . Students spend 80 percent of their time learning from home.

Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

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Public school districts began innovating with blended learning before most charter schools. According to surveys that Brian Bridges has conducted in multiple states, including California where blended learning is growing rapidly, more school districts utilize blended learning than do charter schools. And the pace of innovation with blended learning is picking up within school districts nationwide.

How young is too young to start introducing students to future careers?

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Five-year-olds learn about police officers, doctors, artists, teachers, bakers and farmers. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. K-12 News Personalized Learning

This program is helping fast-diversifying suburban schools promote success for all students

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Over the past decade, school officials in Fulton County, Georgia’s fourth-largest school district, have experimented with so-called personalized learning , tried integrating English language learners into mainstream classes, and introduced high school-level courses in middle school.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

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His school and his state are trailblazers in personalized learning, a method that tailors instruction to students’ individual interests and learning speeds. Personalized learning advocates had big hopes for ESSA, enacted in 2015. Future of Learning.

To transform your school district, look outside the mainstream

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Since the relaunch of our Blended Learning Universe (BLU) school directory six months ago, we have received several requests from school districts wanting to create district-level profiles—previously, only schools could create profiles. Districts can now share their high-level, blended-learning initiatives and results, as well as link to blended schools within their organizations so that users can see all the blended-learning activity across a district.

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

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The Station Rotation has consistently reigned as the most popular blended-learning model implemented by elementary schools. Although still early, this data provides a trend line worth following as blended and personalized learning continue to evolve.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

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Students learn in different ways and have varying needs. The Fuel Education ® Transformation Awards program celebrates schools, districts, or organizations that are successfully transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. To learn more, visit fueleducation.com and Twitter.

When math lessons at a goat farm beat sitting behind a desk

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Wess Wheeler (L), an independent learning opportunity student at Randolph Union High School, and Miles Hooper, manager and co-owner of Ayers Brook Goat Dairy farm, among the goats. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. But making work-based learning work isn’t easy.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

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Hundley describes him as a positive person, obsessed with food and something of a jokester, though more reserved around people he doesn’t know well. Instead, teachers, aided by learning software, determine students’ strengths and weaknesses and tailor activities toward them.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

Hundley describes him as a positive person, obsessed with food and something of a jokester, though more reserved around people he doesn’t know well. Using what it learned from the strings program, the district decided to offer courses for free — with the help of its Race to the Top grant.

Twenty-one and in high school

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It’s a decision, studies show , that carries long-term negative consequences, such as a high likelihood of involvement in the criminal justice system and a lifetime of lower earnings. When they arrive at Bronx Arena, many need help before being able to re-engage with learning.

K12 Inc. Names Stuart Udell, Former Catapult Learning Official, as CEO

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a favorite target of critics of the for-profit school industry, has named former Catapult Learning official Stuart J. That same year K12 rebranded a number of its resources under a separate legal entity called Fuel Education, focusing on “personalized learning” platforms, as well as consulting, teacher professional development, and online courses. Udell most recently served as CEO of Catapult Learning Inc., Major online education provider K12 Inc.,

Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

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Learning analytics has been a hot topic for a while in the education industry. Not by chance, learning analytics and all its related technologies (measuring learning, artificial intelligence, adaptive learning, personalized learning, etc.)

What Does “College Ready” Really Mean, Anyway?

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So for her, learning can happen on her phone, outside painting, writing her own music, or within the boundaries of a scripted lesson or unit. And while that’s true for anyone, her learning, on a day-to-day basis, is designed that way. Or learning disabilities.

Why Education Power Trumps Voice

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Personalized learning and rigor are not mutually exclusive.” - @erinmote #nsvfsummit [link]. Diversity Unites Us Gabriel Moncayo, CEO of AlwaysHired , recalled one of the first moments that taught him the importance of including diverse perspectives: He was watching a science show about airbags in vehicles, and learned that women and children died at a higher rate than men. Parents and kids.

Former Superintendent of the Year Mark Edwards to Join Discovery Education

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school district since 2007, will be the senior vice president of digital learning for the Silver Spring, Md.-based who have visited the town to learn from its community of educators. See also: Superintendent of the Year Emphasized Tech, Reduced Dropouts.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps,” says The New York Times. How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” ” Social emotional learning ! Via Getting Smart : “Extending Social Emotional Learning into the Home.” ” ( The Atlantic and Vox also wrote up this study.). ” Stop acting like “ self-directed learning ” is a new thing. IXL Learning has acquired ABCya.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The New York Times , a profile on the Indiana charter chain Excel Schools : “A Chance for Dropouts, Young and Old, to Go Back to School.” My kids gonna learn today ?? ” Via the Google blog : “Rolling Study Halls: turning bus time into learning time.” “A Response to Larry Berger’s ‘Confession’ on Personalized Learning ” by New Classrooms’ Joel Rose.

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